Danielle M. ConwayOctober 2021 — Dean Danielle Conway participated in a virtual workshop series hosted by Texas A&M University School of Law titled, “Best Practices for Enhancing Diversity in the Appointments Process.” Dean Danielle Conway participated as a panelist on “Best Practices: Enhancing Diversity in the Appointments Process” held on October 4, 2021. The panelists included:

  • Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Danielle Holley-Walker, Dean, Howard University School of Law
  • Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean Boston University School of Law
  • Hari M. Osofsky, Dean, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Moderator: Huyen Pham, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law

This session was a follow-up to an AALS webinar that kickstarted the discussion of faculty appointments in Summer 2021 that encouraged law schools to convert pandemic challenges into opportunities.

Danielle M. Conway is the Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law. A leading expert in procurement law, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property law, Dean Conway joined Dickinson Law after serving for four years as dean of the University of Maine School of Law and 14 years on the faculty of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law, where she was the inaugural Michael J. Marks Distinguished Professor of Business Law. Prior to her deanships, Conway was a member of the faculties at the Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. She also served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Australia and later as Chair in Law at LaTrobe University, Faculty of Law & Management. Dean Conway is the author or editor of six books and casebooks as well as numerous book chapters, articles, and essays. Her scholarly agenda and speeches have focused on, among other areas, advocating for public education and for actualizing the rights of marginalized groups, including Indigenous Peoples, minoritized people, and members of rural communities. Dean Conway is the co-recipient of the inaugural Association of American Law Schools’ Impact Award, which honors individuals who have had a significant positive impact on legal education or the legal profession. Dean Conway was recognized for her work in establishing the Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project. Launched in June 2020, the project is a webpage for law deans, faculty, and the public that contains resources and information related to addressing racism in law and legal education. In 2016, Dean Conway retired from the U.S. Army in the rank of lieutenant colonel after 27 years of combined active, reserve, and national guard service.